Daytime Emmys turn to ‘World’

ABC wins big; Brady best host

This article was corrected on May 20, 2003.

See winnersNEW YORK — Comedian Wayne Brady turned out to be just what the doctor ordered at Friday’s 30th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning for best talkshow host in an upset that nudged out the popular Dr. Phil.

The syndicated “The Wayne Brady Show” also tied with “The View” in the talkshow category.

Brady himself was host of the awards ceremony, telecast on ABC live from Radio City Music Hall in Gotham.

“Get your bum out here,” Sharon Osbourne, herself a frosh talkshow host, said upon presenting Brady with the award.

Later on, Brady said backstage that he hadn’t expected to win. “This whole daytime thing, you know, is so new to me and I just figured, why me?”

Brady had previously been nominated for a primetime Emmy for his comedy show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

ABC was a big winner overall, garnering more Daytime Emmys than any other net. In the dramatic series category, the Alphabet’s “All My Children” won the directing team nod; “General Hospital” star Maurice Benard won his first Emmy for leading man.

CBS came in second in overall Emmys, with “As the World Turns” winning its fourth Emmy for outstanding series. Susan Flannery of “The Bold and the Beautiful” took leading actress in a drama series for the third time in four years.

In the gameshow category, “Jeopardy!” won its ninth Emmy, with host Alex Trebek walking away with his third hosting Emmy.

For the ninth year in a row, PBS’ “Sesame Street” drew kudos for preschool children’s series.

Friday’s Emmy show included a tribute to Fred Rogers, the longtime host of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” who died earlier this year.

The lifetime achievement award was presented to a feisty Art Linkletter, former host of “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”

Linkletter, 90, made it clear to reporters backstage that he doesn’t like the direction that television is headed, and he took particular issue with reality programming.

“Of course I don’t blame the people in Hollywood for doing it. I blame the audience. … Shows like (‘Fear Factor’), where you have people eating bugs and crawling into coffins filled with creepy crawlies, that’s not my idea of a very good show.”

Daytime Emmy telecast, produced by White Cherry Entertainment, is a presentation of the National Television Academy in conjunction with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. A separate awards ceremony was held May 10 in Los Angeles for the creative arts categories. During Friday’s show, awards were presented for performances and programs in 18 categories.

And the winners are . . .

Drama Series
“As the World Turns” — Christopher Goutman, exec producer; Carole Shure, senior producer; Vivian Gundaker, producer; Kelsey Bay, coordinating producer (CBS)

Drama Series Directing
All My Children — Conal O’Brien, Casey Childs, Angela Tessinari, James A. Baffico, Robert Scinto, directors; Barbara M. Simmons, Shirley Simmons, Karen Johnson, Terry Walker, A.J. Gundell, Jerry Pilato, associate directors; Rusty Swope, Penny Bergman, Tamara P. Grady, stage managers (ABC)

Drama Series Writing
General Hospital — Robert Guza Jr., Charles Pratt Jr., Megan Mctavish, head writers; Elizabeth Korte, Michele Val Jean, Michael Conforti, Shelly Moore, James Fryman, Michelle Patrick, Mary Sue Price, Susan Wald, Garin Wolf, writers (ABC)

Actress In A Drama Series
Susan Flannery — “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Actor In A Drama Series
Maurice Benard — “General Hospital” (ABC)

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Vanessa Marcil — “General Hospital” (ABC)

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Benjamin Hendrickson — “As the World Turns” (CBS)

Younger Actress In A Drama Series
Jennifer Finnigan — “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Younger Actor In A Drama Series
Jordi Vilasuso — “General Hospital”

Game/audience Participation Show
“Jeopardy!” — Harry Friedman, exec producer; Lisa Finneran, Rocky Schmidt, Gary Johnson, senior producers (syn)

Gameshow Host
Alex Trebek — “Jeopardy!”

Preschool Children’s Series
“Sesame Street” — Michael Loman, exec producer; Arlene Sherman, Kevin Clash, co-exec producers; Melissa Dino, Carol-Lynn Parente, producers; Karen Ialacci, line producer (PBS)

Children’s Series
“Reading Rainbow” — Twila Liggett, LeVar Burton, exec producers; Orly Wiseman, Nicole Silver, Elizabeth O’Mara, Ed Wiseman, Sudie Anning, Nan Schweiger, Don Boswell, Pam Johnson, producers (PBS)

Performer In A Children’s Series
Shia LaBeouf — “Even Stevens”

Performer In A Children’s Special
Ben Foster — “Bang Bang You’re Dead”

Talkshow (Tie)
“The View” — Bill Geddie, Barbara Walters, exec producers; Alexandra Cohen, supervising producer; Jessica Stedman Guff, senior producer; Patrick Ignozzi, Jakki Taylor, coordinating producers; Jennifer Brookman, Glenn Davish, Dana Goodman, Audrey Jones, Haleigh Safran, Matthew J. Strauss, producers (ABC)
“The Wayne Brady Show” — Bernie Brillstein, Robert Morton, exec producers; Krysia Plonka, John Redmann, supervising producers; KP Anderson, coordinating producer; Danny Breen, Wendy Miller, Lee Farber, Erin Irwin, Maria Notaras, Shane Farley, Josh Gilbert, Michael Carnes, producers (syn)

Talkshow Host
Wayne Brady — “The Wayne Brady Show

Special Class Series
“A Baby Story” — Terri Johnson, Neil A. Cohen, Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock, exec producers; Nikki Strome Taub, supervising producer; Aisha Wagle, coordinating producer; Lorri Leighton, Liz Naylor, Nikki Strome Taub, producers (TLC)

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